Outfit Inspiration: It’s a Coat! It’s a Dress! It’s a Coat Dress!

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence debuted more than one thing when she stepped out onto the red carpet at the premiere of Catching Fire. Sure, her hair was the talk of the Internet when we all caught a glimpse of her new short shag, but what really stood out for us was her Christian Dior coat dress.

The simple silhouette — who doesn’t love a classic double-breasted trench? — was deceptively sleek, because on closer inspection there was a full-skirted flaring bottom, intricate embroidery and even lace details. Not so simple anymore, right? Lawrence kept it low key by keeping her makeup and accessories clean, foregoing a necklace and even a bracelet (the only thing we felt was missing was some major bling on her wrists). She coasted down the red carpet in simple strappy heels and we just swooned.

Take some style tips from Lawrence and go for the coat dress if you’re looking to make a big impression. We’ve rounded up our own J.Law look so that you can sparkle and shine just like the Girl on Fire herself.

DKNY Combo Contrast Faux Leather Belted Trench

DKNY Combo Contrast Faux Leather Belted Trench Coat

To snag a coat that’ll double as a dress for yourself, the key is length. You don’t want to be giving your friends and family a peek at your underpinnings every time you swish and sway. Our pick is the DKNY Combo Contrast Leather Faux Leather Belted Trench Coat ($284) which is thin enough so that you don’t sweat all night long (we’d still recommend wearing a slip underneath, just in case you encounter some stray breezes) and long enough to cover your rear. The cotton-blend fabric will let you push up your sleeves and is a little more adept at keeping you warm than Jennifer Lawrence’s bracelet-length Dior. Keep this baby buttoned, belt it up and you’ll be just as chic as Jennifer, no pixie cut necessary.

Available at Bloomingdale’s.

It's a Coatdress!

It’s a Coat Dress!

1. Sure, Jennifer Lawrence skipped out on the accessories, but since we’re all about piling it on, we’ll do it with a few statement pieces. The LOFT Long Pearlized Multi-strand Necklace ($44.50) makes a big impact with minimal effort. It’s a great way to fill up a neckline, especially if you’re going to be a little more daring that Lawrence and show a little more skin.

2. And since you probably don’t have a new haircut to show off, there’s no reason you can’t bring some attention north by slipping on the Henri Bendel Starburst Headband ($58). The Swarovski crystal elements are a subtle way to add some sparkle to your hair and a glam way to counter any bad hair day.

3. If you want to keep things simple like Jennifer Lawrence, opt for a subtle makeup look. Bobbi Brown is the queen of natural, so it’s no surprise that her holiday offering, the Old Hollywood Eye Palette ($75) is the perfect thing to add a bit of sparkle to your eyes without going over the top. Bobbi’s blend of matte and shimmering shades give you something you can use for every day occasions and when you need to amp up the glam.

4. Not everyone can afford to wear Dior right off the runway, but we can all splurge on a luxe lipgloss. The Dior Addict Gloss ($29.50) offers sheer, flattering color while keeping your lips smooth and hydrated.

5. Lawrence opted for a barely-there gold shoe to pair with her coat dress, so take a note from her look and go small. The Calvin Klein Victoria ($129) offers the same ankle-strap shoe but is a little more wearable thanks to a tiny platform. And since our trench isn’t as embellished as Lawrence’s Dior, we’ll pile on the glitz wherever we can.

6. You’ll need something to carry that gloss in, right? The Menbur Leopard Print Minaudiere ($58) will carry it (along with your phone, a compact and more — it’s surprisingly roomy!) in high style.

Images courtesy Vogue, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora, Piperlime, Nordstrom and LOFT

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.